Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Overview John Quincy Adams was born in Illinois, and learned the bricklayer trade from his father. He moved to Utah with his family in 1850; and then relocated to Carson Valley, Nevada 1853. Together with his brother Rufus he ran farming and stock-raising businesses and kept a hotel. He manufactured the brick used in construction of U. S. Mint in Carson City and court house in Genoa, Nevada. Collection contains chiefly receipts and bills concerning John and Rufus Adams' ranching, stockraising, hotel,...
Abstract Primarily, legal documents such as deeds and probate cases; and accounts of the earliest non-indigenous settlers in Nevada, specifically the Motts, Fettics, and Brockliss'. Miscellaneous materials include report card and diploma from Mottsville schools, newspaper clippings, genealogical worksheets, Nevada centennial programs, an autograph album, and scrapbook of 19th and 20th century advertising art. Created by Beatrice Fettic Jones from 1859-1964.
Abstract Inventory of furnishing donated to Mormon Station State Park, the first permanent non-Indian settlement in Nevada.
Abstract Richard Gassaway Watkins, Nevadan, captain of the Silver City Guards during the first battle of Pyramid Lake and rancher near Ft. Churchill and Walker River Valley. Collection contains letters from Watkins at Carson City, Ft. Churchill, and Genoa, Nevada to "My Dear Burnett," plus typescripts: the first describes Watkins' difficulties with federal soldiers claiming his land for Ft. Churchill and his going into debt; the second letter continues his tale of disagreement with the military, price...